Flexibility for public schools is the next step for school choice

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Although I attended Catholic school, my husband and I didn’t think twice about sending our three daughters to public school in our hometown of Naples. We trusted the system, and it repaid us. Our girls were well-prepared for college and successful careers.  

But that was 20 years ago. Public schools were different and there wasn’t much competition. Now parents want more options tailored to their children’s interests and needs. 

That’s why, last year, Florida enacted the nation’s largest universal school choice program – education savings accounts any student can use to attend a school of their choosing.

Students and parents rally at the Ohio Statehouse in support of possible changes that would increase eligibility for taxpayer-funded school vouchers to K-12 students statewide on May 17, 2023, in Columbus. (AP Photo/Samantha Hendrickson)

More than 400,000 Florida families are already using these accounts for everything from private schools to homeschools to microschools to other learning environments largely free from the heavy hand of government. 

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But what about the schools that educated our daughters? What about the neighborhood schools that have served millions

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